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By Yasyn MouhirRabat – Moroccan film director Leila Marrakchi has been selected to be one of the members of the jury that will judge film entries for the 37th Cairo International Film Festival to be held November 11-20, 2015.The 37th Cairo International Film Festival has announced the International Jury members for this year’s festival. The prestigious group includes renowned figures in the film industry from around the world.The committee will be chaired by Danish director Bille August. He won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival twice for his movies “Pelle the Conqueror” in 1988 and “The Best Intentions” in 1992, and received the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for “Pelle the Conqueror” in 1989. Thejury also includes French producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Georgian director George Ovashvili, Egyptian actress Dalia El-Beheri, Egyptian director Marwan Hamed, and Indian director, actress, and choreographer Farah Khan.This is the first time a Moroccan director has been chosen to be on the jury at the Cairo International Film Festival, which has attracted famous cinema names since its inception under the chairmanship of the late critic Kamal Mallakh, and then the late writer Saad Eddin Wahba.Marrakchi directed a collection of short films before her first long film “Marock” in 2005. Her latest film is “Rock the Casbah,” starring Omar Sharif, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azabal, and Hiam Abbas.16 films are competing in the 37th CIFF official competition, representing countries from different continents. According to the festival organizers, the 37th CIFF will present new films, as well as films that have caught the attention of critics and those interested in the seventh art.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
TORONTO — The Canadian dollar was higher Tuesday morning, supported by higher commodities after Germany posted better-than-expected economic growth for the second quarter while U.S. retail sales data also beat forecasts.The loonie was ahead 0.18 of a cent to 100.94 cents US.U.S. retail sales rose 0.8 per cent during July, the largest increase since February. Economists had expected a gain of 0.3 per cent.Overseas, Germany, which is Europe’s biggest economy, posted 0.3 per cent growth in the second quarter, beating expectations of a 0.2 per cent increase though slowing from the first quarter’s 0.5 per cent growth.At the same time, Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics agency, said that the economies of both the eurozone and the wider 27-country EU shrank by a quarterly rate of 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of the year. In the first quarter, output for both regions was flat. A recession is officially defined as two straight quarters of falling output.Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece are already mired in recession.The worsening debt crisis has worsened the prospects for an economic recovery in the rest of the world.The positive data pushed the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 67 cents to US$93.40 a barrel.Metal prices were also higher after two days of declines in the wake of surprising drops in Chinese exports and Japanese economic growth. The September copper contract on the Nymex edged up two cents to US$3.37 a pound.Gold prices lost early traction, declining $1.40 to US$1,611.20.December gold climbed $1.70 to US$1,614.30 an ounce.
VANCOUVER — Kinder Morgan Canada has filed its long-anticipated application to the National Energy Board to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to the British Columbia coast.President Ian Anderson says the application addresses issues previously identified by the national regulator, including environmental, social and economic impacts, as well as aboriginal engagement and public consultation.The $5.4-billion project will now undergo a public review.If approved, the pipeline could be operational by late 2017.Kinder Morgan says 13 companies have already signed firm contracts for the pipeline that could ship up to 890,000 barrels per day from Edmonton to the company’s marine terminal in Burnaby.Though the Trans Mountain line has been in operation for 60 years, much of the project will involve construction of completely new pipeline along a different route and the project already faces opposition from environmental groups, some First Nations and several Metro Vancouver councils.
Iran, which last year voluntarily suspended all enrichment and reprocessing activities, has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it was resuming uranium conversion activities at its facility in Isfahan as of 1 August. Enriched uranium can be used both for generating energy and making nuclear weapons. “We have made it clear that we need until the middle of next week to get our surveillance equipment in place before any seals could be cut and nuclear activities started,” IAEA Spokesperson Melissa Fleming said. “The Agency calls on Iran again not to start any activities in Isfahan before the IAEA inspection system is in place.” The seals and surveillance are part of IAEA safeguards to ensure that nuclear materials are not diverted to weapons production in conformity with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which Iran has signed. In 2003 the IAEA determined that Iran had for almost two decades concealed its nuclear activities in breach of its NPT obligations. Several countries, including the United States, insist that the oil-producing country is seeking nuclear weapons, but Iran maintains that its nuclear programme is solely for electrical energy production. Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday called on Iran not to restart its nuclear activities before receiving the latest European proposals aimed at finding a diplomatic solution to the issue. The three European Union countries involved, Britain, France and Germany, have said they will seek a special session of the IAEA Board of Governors, who can refer the matter to the UN Security Council where political and economic sanctions could be imposed. They warned that any Iranian resumption would end the negotiations.
Proceeds from the lamb fry will benefit Travis Quinn and his family.By Julie JohansenEven though the Castle Valley Pageant has been discontinued, the traditional lamb fry will carry on.Emery County Commissioners and the American Legion Posts from Ferron, Orangeville and Huntington have joined together to host the lamb fry on Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Rec. Center Park in Castle Dale. The lamb fry will begin at 5 p.m. both evenings.There will be lamb and teriyaki chicken meals offered. The cost of the meals for adults and children over 12 are $12 for the combo or $10 for either chicken or lamb. Children under twelve are $10 for the combo or $8 for chicken or lamb. Children under five are free.All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Travis Quinn family. Quinn, a resident of East Carbon, is battling stage 4 cancer of the colon and GI tract. He is the father of four young boys, ages 7 and 5, as well as twins about 18 months old. He is the son of Dan and Doris Quinn of Castle Dale.
MacLean Engineering is a global leader in underground mining mobile equipment innovation, improving safety and productivity and reducing costs for mining companies and contractors. MacLean recently made notable acquisitions in remote control technology as well as shotcrete expertise that will allow the company to remain at the forefront of change in a rapidly evolving industry.The MacLean acquisition of Anchises Equipment and the hiring of Anchises’ design team delivers to MacLean a proven remote-control technology, along with in-house R&D and remote-control circuit board manufacturing capacity. This means MacLean customers will soon have an additional option for remote-control technology on their units to support overall operator safety, as well as increase production by opening up access to previously inaccessible areas of mines. In addition to the acquired capabilities in tele-remote technology and support, MacLean customers will also soon have an additional option for real-time vehicle monitoring and predictive maintenance analytics technology designed, manufactured and supported in-house by MacLean.The second notable enhancement of MacLean capabilities comes from hiring Dan Millette as Product Manager for the company’s shotcrete line. “Millette is a globally acknowledged expert in the field of shotcrete equipment and chemicals, as well as operator training. He delivers a unique skillset to MacLean customers looking to optimise their current shotcrete practices and training programs, and/or rethink their approach to ground support in the context of increasingly automated and autonomous underground mining operations. In addition to shotcrete sprayer manufacturing and technical support, the MacLean shotcrete offer now includes consulting on mix design, auditing shotcrete quality assurance and quality control standards, and delivering ACI and EFNARC sprayer operator certification.”“These recent additions to our remote control and shotcrete capabilities mean that we can now provide an even wider range of products and services that help solve our customers’ problems,” notes Kevin MacLean, President, MacLean Engineering. “Electrification, automation and digitalization continue to recast the global mining industry, and so we know as a company that we need to remain focused on equipment solutions that support these broad, long-term imperatives to drive cleaner, greener and more sustainable operations. Our rapid development of battery electric technology starting in 2015 is case in point, with six units currently working underground and another 11 units already set to be commissioned over the coming 12 months.”“The automated and electric mine of the future presents a wide range of opportunities for mining companies along with just as many potential hurdles when it comes to reducing cost per tonne mined and improving equipment productivity,” remarks Don MacLean, Chairman and Founder, MacLean Engineering. “This space between possibility and reality is where MacLean Engineering has been active as a mobile equipment manufacturer and solutions provider for the past almost half century, and we are now in an active phase of investment in people and technologies to reinforce the foundation of the MacLean value proposition for the mining industry in the 21st century.”
Veselin Vujović The best world player in 1986, former Yugoslav left back and then coach of many teams in former Yugoslavia (Ciudad Real also) and national teams of Serbia and Montenegro and also Macedonia, Veselin Vujović leaved his last job in Qatar before New Year and probably will agree with Slovenian, Cimos Koper from the 2011/2012 season, said unofficial informations from Slovenia.Vujović, one of the best player of all time, last season was on the bench of Macedonian, Vardar Skopje. After they finished second last summer, he decided to try with an adventure far away from home… ← Previous Story WC Sweden 2011 (Day 3): Hungary still in “the Game” – Japan wrote a history Next Story → WC 2011 (Day 4): Favorites keept good form
TWO MEN AND a woman were arrested after Gardaí seized cannabis plants worth an estimated €150,000 from a house in Meath.As part of an ongoing investigation into drug dealing in the area, Gardaí carried out a search of the house in Wilkinstown at around 4pm on Monday afternoon.During the search, equipment for cultivating cannabis plants was seized along with the plants.Two men – one aged 59 and the other aged 34 – and a 32-year-old woman were all arrested at the scene and brought to Navan and Kells Garda stations for questioning.The men were released from custody this afternoon and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The woman is still in custody in Navan Garda station.
Warner Bros. is the latest company to see the benefit of using Facebook for selling their wares, and it makes sense really given that Facebook has over 500 million active users.The company claims that they are the first to offer movie rentals directly on a social networking platform, but to test the water, they are using the Dark Knight as the first film that you can get hold of.AdChoices广告In order to rent the film all you need to do is visit the official Dark Knight Facebook page and there you will find an link entitled “rent” or “watch” depending on where you are in the world. By clicking on this you then have to apply for Facebook credits. In this case the film costs 30 credits which amounts to around $3.Though the film is a few years old now, the price seems fair, especially compared to iTunes which charges $3.99 a film. For your money you also get 48 hours to view the release before it expires.We do not know at this stage how the film looks visually, but you will be able to watch it in full screen mode and there are standard playback controls available allowing you to pause and resume within the given time period. Additionally, while you are watching the film you still have full Facebook functionality so you can post comments and view friends’ statuses as you would do normally.Warner Bros aim is to roll out both rental and purchase options over the next few months with a lot more titles to choose from. This will certainly boost Facebook’s bank balance, as the social network giant will no doubt get a cut of the revenue.If anyone has rented the movie through Facebook it would be interesting to know what you thoughts on the experience, like whether the picture quality was any good when blown up full screen.Read more at Hollywood Reporter
Une Organisation mondiale de l’Environnement bientôt créée ? Selon l’ambassadeur de France délégué à l’environnement, l’idée soutenue par la France d’une Organisation mondiale de l’Environnement aurait le soutien d’une centaine de pays.La Conférence de Rio+20 qui sera organisée du 20 au 22 juin prochain par le Brésil et l’ONU, prévoit de réunir l’ensemble des pays de la planète. Elle vise à établir un bilan de l’état de la planète en termes de croissance, de sécurité alimentaire, d’accès à l’eau, du mode de vie, de l’énergie, de la biodiversité et du climat. À lire aussiLa France et l’Allemagne prônent la création d’une taxe carbone aux frontièresMais pour la France, ce sera également l’occasion de proposer la mise en place d’une nouvelle structure : une Organisation mondiale de l’Environnement. “Une centaine de pays se sont dits en faveur d’une Organisation mondiale de l’environnement, mais ce n’est que la moitié” des pays qui s’étaient engagés à œuvrer pour le “développement durable” il y a 20 ans, a indiqué l’ambassadeur Jean-Pierre Thébault. L’Union européenne a apporté dès 2005 son soutien à l’idée et plus récemment l’Union Africaine, précise-t-il.”Il existe en matière d’environnement plus de 500 accords et conventions qui ne coopèrent pas ensemble, c’est une jungle”, a-t-il ajouté. Pour mettre de l’ordre dans tout cela, plusieurs idées ont germé, indique TV5monde. L’une d’entre elles propose de transformer l’actuel Programme des Nations unies pour l’environnement (PNUE) en une agence internationale. Une autre hypothèse serait d’élargir les compétences du Comité économique et social des Nations Unies en Comité économique et social et pour l’environnement “comme l’a fait la France”, souligne l’ambassadeur. Une autre encore a évoqué la création d’un Haut conseil de l’Environnement à l’image de celui pour les droits de l’Homme. “Pour la France il faut créer un organe à forte légitimité politique”, a encore estimé M. Thébault qui participe aux négociations pour l’organisation de la Conférence Rio+20.Le 9 novembre 2011 à 11:44 • Maxime Lambert
Grippe aviaire : le virus H7N9, encore jamais vu chez l’homme, fait 3 morts en ChineJeudi matin, les autorités sanitaires chinoises de la province de Zhejiang ont annoncé avoir détecté un dixième cas d’infection humaine par le virus de la grippe aviaire H7N9. Il n’y a cependant aucun risque de pandémie selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS). La grippe aviaire a fait une nouvelle victime, selon l’agence de presse Chine nouvelle. En effet, les autorités sanitaires chinoises de la province de Zhejiang ont annoncé avoir découvert un nouveau cas d’infection humaine par le virus H7N9. Il s’agit d’un homme, âgé de 64 ans, tombé malade le 19 février et décédé le 4 mars des suites de l’infection. L’individu est la dixième personne à avoir contracté ce virus qui auparavant ne s’était jamais transmis à l’homme. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”C’est la première fois que le virus H7N9 est trouvé sur des humains”, a ainsi confirmé une porte parole de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), Mme Fadela Chaib. Sur les dix malades, trois sont décédés, dont deux à Shanghai et un dans le Zhejiang. Des experts sont aujourd’hui à pied d’œuvre pour parvenir à déterminer la source de l’infection et son mode de transmission à l’homme. D’après les autorités, cette nouvelle victime a probablement été en contact avec des animaux infectés. Mais pour l’heure ils n’ont pas réussi à en retrouver la trace. “Cela nous préoccupe et nous allons suivre la question avec les autorités sanitaires chinoises pour en savoir plus”, a précisé la porte-parole à Genève dans un point de presse. Cependant, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) s’est voulu rassurante. Jeudi, elle a assuré qu’il n’y avait aucun risque de pandémie puisque le virus ne se transmet pas d’homme à homme. Pour autant, le quotidien Nouvelles de Pékin a expliqué que le centre municipal de contrôle et de prévention des maladies de Pékin n’excluait pas que la nouvelle souche grippale puisse atteindre la capitale chinoise. “Les autorités sanitaires de Shanghai ont demandé aux hôpitaux de surveiller particulièrement les patients souffrant d’affections respiratoires”, a ainsi indiqué le Shanghai Daily.Le 4 avril 2013 à 15:18 • Maxime Lambert
A dozen-plus health care companies will seek candidates to fill open jobs in Clark and Cowlitz counties at an April 24 hiring event. The event is 4 to 7 p.m. at WorkSource, 204 S.E. Stonemill Drive, Suite 215, Vancouver.Recruiters from these companies will be interviewing candidates: Abbot & Associates, Columbia River Mental Health Services, HCR Manor Care, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy, OHSU, PeaceHealth, Prestige Care, PropacPayless Pharmacy, Providence, Vancouver Clinic, Vancouver Specialty & Rehabilitative Care, Walgreens, and Willamette Dental Group.Candidates should dress as they would for a job interview, bring copies of their resume and be prepared to meet and interview with hiring managers. For express entry, pre-register at: https://bit.ly/2HTUMDMPositions to be filled include: case managers, certified nursing assistants, chemical dependency professionals, dental assistants, dental hygienists, environment services, health information management, insurance assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, medical assistants and medical office professionals, member services representatives, mental health professionals, occupational therapists, patient access specialists/navigators, patient care advocates, pharmacy technicians, phlebotomists, physical therapists, and sterile technicians.For more information, contact email@example.com or 360-735-4970 or stop by the front desk of a WorkSource office.Before attending the event, candidates are encouraged to create an account and profile on www.WorkSourceWA.com to post their resume or create one, and give them exposure to additional employers that have job openings.
Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi has talked about how the Italian Lega Serie A squad wants to buy Rade Krunic and Hamed TraoreThere have been many rumors about Italian Lega Serie A club Napoli wanting to acquire the services of Rade Krunic and Hamed Traore from Empoli.And today Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi spoke to Radio Kiss Kiss, as quoted by Football Italia, to confirm the interest for those two players.“[Napoli director of sports Cristiano] Giuntoli likes Krunic and we have talked about him, exchanging opinions,” Corsi said.Transfer: Africa Cup of Nations winner joins Milan George Patchias – August 5, 2019 AC Milan has signed Algerian star Ismael Bennacer.The African Cup of Nations winner and a key member of the Algerian national team has completed…“He knows how to value individual players.”“We also talked about Traore, who was born in 2000 and already has so much character on the field,” he added.“I think Ismael Bennacer can do great things, as he is like Lucas Torreira, but with more quality.”
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audio Murkowski’s oil export ban gains traction, yet fate uncertainLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.Sen. Lisa Murkowski is making progress on ending the U.S. ban on crude oil exports. It’s one of her biggest goals as chairman of the Senate Energy Committee.Reality TV host faces on federal poaching chargesRobert Hannon, KUAC – FairbanksClark Dixon a host of the Sportsman Channel television show “The Syndicate” is facing federal poaching charges.6 groups file for emergency ESA listing for POW wolvesLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanSix conservation groups on Monday petitioned for an emergency Endangered Species Act listing for the Alexander Archipelago wolf.Equal rights law expected to sail through Anchorage AssemblyZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageAn equal rights ordinance that divided Anchorage politics before failing in a ballot vote is expected to sail through the city’s Assembly this week.Ombudsman faults correctional proceduresEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageIn a report released Sept. 5, the state ombudsman says that the Department of Corrections failed to follow the law in three separate cases involving inmates from both Palmer and Anchorage correctional facilities.Like Sitka, parts of Juneau are susceptible to landslidesElizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauThis past weekend, a Juneau Preparedness Expo gave the public a variety of information on how to cope in an emergency. One lecture more relevant than ever was on mudslides and landslides–just weeks after Sitka’s deadly disaster.Air China to service Fairbanks for Aurora viewersDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA Chinese airline will bring winter visitors to Fairbanks. The city’s tourism director says the flights which are already fully booked are primarily aimed at visitors coming to Fairbanks for Aurora viewing.In Dutch Harbor, new orange barge is the beacon of oil-spill preparednessJohn Ryan, KUCB – UnalaskaThe classic postcard view of the town of Unalaska isn’t what it used to be. The nation’s oldest Russian Orthodox church still towers in front of a bay backed by tundra-covered mountains. Now, there’s also a bright orange, 200-foot barge floating in between them.Religion and climate change – can you talk about both?Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageIs climate change a religious issue? A group of Alaskans says yes, and a national survey supports them, for some groups. Alaskans joined together this weekend in Anchorage for an interfaith Earth Care Jamboree.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — After her unexpected death at age 37 at the beginning of May, Rachel Held Evans’ loved ones gathered Saturday (June 1) to remember her in a funeral service.The service was held at First Centenary United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. Many of the writer’s friends followed along from a livestream of the service hosted on her website.During the service, twitter was filled with remembrances and outpourings of love for Held Evans under the hashtags #becauseofRHE and #rememberingRHE.Held Evans’ casket, topped with a bouquet of yellow flowers, was carried up the aisle of the church at the beginning of the service, followed by her husband, Daniel Evans, and their two young children.RELATED: ‘Who will be our Rachel now?’ Progressives reflect on movement without Held Evans“She made me better than I was before I met her,” Daniel Evans wrote in a blog post on Thursday. “She left the world better than how she found it. For that I will always be grateful.”The service was ecumenical but drew from the Episcopal Church’s funeral liturgy, Held Evans’ adopted church.The Rev. Brian Ward delivers the eulogy at the funeral of Rachel Held Evans on June, 1, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Video screenshotThe funeral eulogy was delivered by Rev. Brian Ward, Held Evans’ youth pastor in high school, who knew her when she was “a goofy and brilliant teenager.”Ward said that being her youth pastor was not easy because Held Evans was constantly asking questions and challenging him.“She had zero tolerance for inauthenticity,” Ward said.He praised Held Evans for her talent and her ability to explain faith so beautifully. He said instead of preaching here, he would rather be able to read her words and have her “tell us why in the world this happened.”“She, like Jesus, was a revolutionary,” Ward said of Held Evans. He urged people to truly listen to what Held Evans had to say and to carry out her work of loving the marginalized and welcoming the stranger.Amanda Held Opelt, Held Evans’ younger sister, spoke about what she was like as a sister. She said that Held Evans “made everyone feel like they belonged,” and wanted to be part of the Christian family even though it had sometimes hurt her.Opelt sang a song that she had written about Held Evans before her death but never shared with her.RELATED: Rachel Held Evans, Christian writer of honesty and humor, dies at age 37Many of Held Evans’ friends from the progressive Christian world were in attendance, including Sarah Bessey, Austin Channing Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Jeff Chu, Rev. Wil Gafney and Matthew Vines.Chu led the prayers of the people, where he invoked the phrase that Held Evans had above the desk where she wrote, “tell the truth.” He urged the audience to tell the truth about God’s love in the world and strive to be women and men of valor.Bessey, who tearfully read the resurrection story from the gospel of John, and Bolz-Weber both displayed the tattoos they got in advance of the service. Those tattoos read, “eshet chayil,” or “woman of valor,” in Hebrew, a phrase from the Bible that Held Evans popularized.The Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, a Lutheran priest, gives the benediction at the end of the funeral for her friend Rachel Held Evans. Video screenshot“I assumed we would have a future where Rachel had raised her babies and kept writing books and grew old with Dan,” Bolz-Weber said in her sermon.Though theologically she knows that death knows no sting, “it stings now,” Bolz-Weber said.Bolz-Weber said that there was a part of her “that only Rachel seemed to see.”She reminded the crowd that the last tweet before she died was about having to miss the HBO show “Game of Thrones” and said that she was thinking of her during the finale when character Tyrion Lannister said “there’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story.”“This is not the end of the story,” Bolz-Weber said.She said that the love Held Evans had for the world continues to go on and that the promise of resurrection is greater than the grief of the tomb.Before Held Evans’ casket was carried out of the church and the service ended with the hymn “It Is Well with My Soul,” Bolz-Weber read a benediction that included a quote from Held Evans herself:“Jesus invites us into a story bigger than ourselves and our imaginations… may we never lose our love for telling the story.”The coffin is taken out following the funeral of Rachel Held Evans at First Centenary United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., on June 1, 2019. 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Valve Software already owns digital games distribution on Windows PCs, and last year, they released Steam for Mac, which aims to do the same thing on Apple computers… if the Mac App Store will let them, that is. Steam even works on the PlayStation 3 these days. What’s the next frontier for Steam to cover?If a recent blog post is anything to go by? It might be Steam for HDTVs.AdChoices广告According to the post, Valve is working on what they are calling a new “big picture” mode of Steam which will offer controller support and navigation specifically designed for television interaction. This, they say, will “enable gamers to enjoy Steam and their library of Steam games on more screens throughout the house.” They plan on unveiling the details of the plan at this week’s GDC in San Francisco, California, but let’s speculate here. Right now, there’s no real point for Steam to run on big televisions. Sure, Valve might be aiming at the HTPC market, but that’s a small one… so if they are overhauling their interface to support 50-inch plasmas, that implies people will soon be playing Steam games on their television sets.How, though? On the one hand, it might imply that a fuller featured version of Steam is coming to consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360, but what if it’s something different altogether? What if Steam plans on leveraging its existing network infrastructure to make the leap into thin client gaming, a la OnLive? What if they’re about to launch their own $99 streaming console box?We should know later this week, but my heart’s already going pitter-pat.Read more at Valve
A powerpoint slide reads: My name is Vijendar Kumar Jain. I am 77 and I live in Ayudham society. Vijendar, sitting alongside his peers -both young and older one’s-practices his typing skills: the one’s he had learnt years ago which were fading out with the passage of time. Ayudham, a society for old, infirm and underprivileged children got a headway into the technologically savvy world with its newly formed computer training centre. Extending its corporate social responsibility, Airport Authority of India recently contributed 20 computers to the training centre at Ayudham Society. Inaugurating the facility, V P Agrawal, the chairman of AAI said that the computer training centre is designed to facilitate basic computer skills for the children and assist the children from nearby underprivileged communities in practicing and doing homework as per the course curriculum of their school. The centre will also have the facility for accessing web based information for elderly inmates of the home. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The society, which is a home for elderly and children, is situated on the peripheries of Delhi in Najafgarh. It is a unique concept that creates a community experience for the young and elderly inhabiting it. Above all it caters to the psychological vaccuum of their lives by offering a community lifestyle. The older inmates, belonging to the weaker sections of society are given a concession here, while the underprivileged children follow a disciplined lifestyle with a free of cost admission. VK Jain, an aged inmate revels in the peace of mind he finds here. Considering its location in a pollution free area away from the clasps of Delhi, Ayudham is a bliss for its residents. The society even featured in the Amir Khan’s show Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSatyamev Jayate, says the caretaker, Pramod Kumar. Perhaps that also amplified its popularity as if finds guest members writing in and coming from international destinations after watching that episode.In the inaugural speech, AAI’s chairman emphasised the need for participation of senior citizen living in the NGO to come forward and help the children learn real life skills. In that way, the new computer training centre is a befitting platform for the interaction between the young and old in the society.
Raindrops are lovely to look at, but stepping out when it’s pouring may not be the best idea for your hair. Rainwater may spoil your locks and make them look rough and greasy. But fret not!Beauty experts Ishika Taneja and Blossom Kochchar suggest use of good serums and conditioners to keep your hair nourished and hydrated during monsoon. Always use a hair protective styling mousse before styling your hair, says Taneja.‘It will protect your mane from excess heat from the dryers, straighteners and curling tong. One can also use an anti-humidity fine spray as it helps fix and keep your hairstyle in place for long hours. Use shine spray in the end as it provides additional sheen to your hair,’ she added. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kochchar says homemade hair care remedies can be handy too. Sharing some, she said:-Add two tablespoons of curd (or more depending on your hair length) to gram flour (besan). Add little olive oil. Apply it to your hair and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it later.-You can also use mixture of water and vinegar as an after-shampoo serum to help calm your hair down.-Prepare a mixture of one banana and one tablespoon honey. Put in your hair for 15 minutes and then wash it off. It helps make hair soft and smooth.
Together with Entrepreneur Media, The Idea Village is pleased to introduce you to a few of the entrepreneurial characters who are crazy enough to think they can change the world. Because we believe it’s these crazy ones who can–and who will.Chris Laibe, founder of New Orleans-based startup Schedulist.com, isn’t afraid to tackle a daunting challenge–even one with a $60 billion annual price tag. As he set out to develop a more intuitive scheduling tool, Laibe discovered that the platform could meet a much greater need. The healthcare industry is facing a systemic workforce crisis as demand for healthcare outpaces the supply of nurses. Recognizing the urgency of this predicament, Laibe’s team specifically designed Schedulist as a web-based scheduling system wrapped in a full-scale retention suite, enabling hospitals to reverse this grim trend and hang on to critical employees, thus paving the way to industry-wide change.With the product enjoying great response from beta customers, Schedulist is attracting investor interest and moving rapidly to its public launch. Laibe attributes a great deal of the startup’s success thus far to its incubation in a dynamic environment. The company’s location is far different from your typical corporate office–Schedulist is a member of Launch Pad, a collaborative space for entrepreneurs in downtown New Orleans. Sharing overhead and thereby defraying costs, entrepreneurs building new companies work side by side.Thanks to a vibrant community of innovative and creative thinkers navigating the entrepreneurial waters together, Schedulist has thrived from the input of fresh ideas and different angles. Problems are solved and ideas are tested and iterated much faster than if the business was cloistered in its own office. As Laibe puts it, “I’ve never encountered an environment where others, without any material stake in the business, are so eager to see you succeed. I stick my head out the door and say ‘Hey, have you ever tried this?’ Someone usually has.”Laibe also stresses the importance of soliciting input from the end users of a product in development. “Schedulist was purely driven by the needs that we were hearing from nurses, hospital and healthcare management, and IT departments,” he explains. “The nurses were asking for the key ingredient of any healthy work environment: a better way to maintain balance in their lives and interact with coworkers.”At the same time, Schedulist incorporated the tools that IT departments and healthcare managers were asking for, like easy integration with existing systems and mechanisms to obtain staff feedback. “We’ve restricted ourselves to industry standard building blocks and very simple, intuitive screens,” says Thomas Buschbach, Schedulist’s senior architect.Sometimes the urgency of a problem sparks the fire that solves it. If you can learn to live with the fact that some things were needed yesterday, you might just spark a course for change. Laibe set out to correct an inefficient scheduling process only to transform the course of an entire industry. If you love what you do, there’s no room for failure–just bumps in the road through which you must bulldoze. Laibe offers the following advice to help you budding entrepreneurs hurdle a few of those daunting potholes: Know Your Mission: Make sure you know whose problem you are trying to solve and listen to them. Persistence: As Winston Churchill put it when coaching young people on the three keys to a successful life, “Never give up. Never give up. Never give up.” Atmosphere: Surround yourself with creative, colorful people, even if they don’t work for you. If you haven’t tried something, one of them probably has. Hire Talent: Product is important, but people make or break your business. Urgency: Learn to live with the fact that, most of the time, something needed to be finished yesterday.To learn more about Schedulist, visit them at www.schedulist.com or follow them on twitter: @schedulist.The Idea Village was founded in 2000 with a mission to identify, support and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans by providing business resources to high-impact ventures. To date, The Idea Village has supported over 255 New Orleans entrepreneurs through the allocation of over $2.2 million in capital, engagement of more than 600 professional service providers and MBA students and provision of 38,000 hours of business consulting services. January 22, 2010 Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Listen Now How Success Happens